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Panasonic 3D contest

Our institution has been selected amongst the Top 10 institutions in the country, which will take part in the 3-D Filmmaking contest.

Summary of the contest:

  • Contest open to a 5 member team, nominated by each of the shortlisted institutes
  • Jury: Raju Hirani, Nikhil Advani & Karan Johar
  • 3D Trainer: Barry Braverman (Panasonic Hollywood Labs, California, USA)
  • All film production, editing and other expenses will be borne by Panasonic India
  • All teams will be provided guidance and assistance by professionals


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He was born in Nagpur and right through his student days, he was actively involved with Hindi theatre there. Following his graduation, he headed for the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) at Pune, where he completed his Diploma in Cinema in 1987 with a specialization in editing. As a director, he has looked for variety - advertising , documentaries, public service spots, TV serials and music videos. His outstanding assignments in editing have won him several prestigious awards. "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S", "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" and "3Idiots" are Some of his noteworthy directorial ventures.


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Nikhil Advani was born in Mumbai and acquired a Master's in Chemistry from St Xavier's College only to swap it for tinsel town. Advani was involved in various aspects of filmmaking. He worked as an assistant director before moving to the hot seat, writer and producer. He joined Dharma Productions and worked with Karan Johar on projects such as "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham". He directed his first movie "Kal Ho Na Ho" in 2003. His recent works include movies like "Chandni to Chowk to China", "Salaam-e-Ishq" and the soon to be released "Patiala House".


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Son of legendary filmmaker Yash Johar, Karan grew up to realize his love for cinema at a very young age. During his college days he worked along with Aditya Chopra on the scripting of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, till one day he was asked to assist Aditya Chopra on the film. Karan Johar's directorial debut "Kuch Kuch Hota Hain" was one of the biggest bollywood blockbusters of all time. Karan announced his next venture, "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghum", the biggest multi-starrer film made to date. With the success fo "My Name is Khan', Karan Johar has truly made a name for himself as a celebrated figure in Bollywood.


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Barry is a veteran cinematographer and 3D expert with over thirty years experience in television documentaries and feature films. Notable credits include National Geographic Television, ABC News and HBO, in addition to feature films, like Wes Anderson's original BOTTLE ROCKET (1992) abd THE DARJEELING LIMITED photographed in Rajasthan in 2007. His 3D experience dates from Disney's EPCOT CENTER in the 1980s. Since then he has been closely involved with the latest technologies. As a consultant and trainer for Panasonic Broadcast, he has contributed to the development of several professional camcorders, including the AG-3DA1, for which he currently provides guidance and inspiration to a growing roster of 3D artists.

Film Making Workshop

Mr.SP. Muthuraman

SP. Muthuraman is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry. He has directed nearly 75 films in Tamil. He was one of the most successful commercial directors in Tamil cinema who worked mainly with Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth. In the year 2012, he received lifetime achievement award.Our students had a fruitful interaction regarding the placement in Film Industry, work order etc…

Educational Tour/Industrial Visit

Educational Tour and Industrial Visit is compulsory for all the students.


Ours has been a Simple and Humble Institute all these days but with our constant efforts to improve the quality of our Institute we have now gained a prestigious and deserving recognition which has placed our Institute on par with the above mentioned Institutes and to certain extent even above one of these three Institutes.

Yes, we have been given a red carpet welcome by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of International Film Festivals, NewDelhi in collaboration with Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry. The International Film Festival of India, to be held in Goa between 22.11.2010 and 02.12.2010. has honoured us by selecting our Institute along with FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA, PUNE, SATYAJIT RAY FILM INSTITUE., KOLKATA

To screen a selection of creatively compiling recent films from INDIA’S FILM SCHOOLS. A whole day has been allotted by the International Film Festival Authorities for our Institute on 25.11.2010. On that day they will screen 13 short films made by our students which will be followed by a seminar on STUDENT CINEMA. On that occasion our faculties and students are invited to deliver their views at open forum regarding CINEMATIC COURAGE AND CONVICTION.


  • It is the place where we form our platform in business and cultural aspects of film festival
  • It helps to share the experience with the film makers.

Students are asked to write the appreciation of the film those seen in Goa Film Festival.


Kalrayan Hills- It is one part of the Eastern ghats, lies on the western side of the Kallakurichi Taluk. Kalrayan hills Possesses innumerable tourism Potentialities like water falls, jungle streams, rivers and rivulets and lovely jungle walks. The place is a veritable paradise for trekkers. It is also called as 'Poor man's hill station' of Tamil Nadu. Students were engaged in practicing a practical project ‘SCENE PRACTICE”


Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. This is an elegant place to watch which a well established sea port was during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty. This was the second capital of the Pallavas who ruled Kanchipuram. Formerly, mahabalipuram was known and called as Mahabalipuram. The former name of this place ‘Mahabalipuram’ has a history. A very rude cruel king Mahabali reined this place and in a fierce battle king Mahabali was killed by Lord Vishnu and the place was named after the dead, arrogant kind Mahabali.

Students were asked to do a project on “ SCULPURES”.


Tada falls or Ubbalamdugu Falls is in Tada mandal of Nellore district in India. It is situated on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh. It is situated around 95 km from Chennai.

Students were given a project on “MACRO SHOTS”.


Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is located in Tamil Nadu, in the southern part of India. This sanctuary located in the Kancheepuram district, and lies quite near Chennai, around seventy five kilometers away (75 km).

Students were trained with LIVE DUBBING and also shooted a documentary.


Built on a sprawling 1500acres Ramoji Film City offers all facilities to produce quality movies. One can find every imaginable location to suite every situation


Exploring our students to IMAX technology.


Kancheepuram, served as the capital city of the Pallava kingdom and the nickname “ The City of Thousand Temples”. It is now the Administrative headquarters of Kanchipuram district. Kanchipuram is located 72 kilometers from Chennai, the capital city of the southern state of Tamilnadu, India. Kanchipuram is considered one of the seven holiest cities of the Hindus of India.


  • Study about Sculptures and Perception
  • Study about people and life in Kancheepuram


  • Understanding the perception and its impact in blocking a shot
  • Experiencing Architectural Photography

DIGITAL MOVIE FESTIVAL - 07.09.2015 to 11.09.2015

(about the entry – invasion- expansion in digital cinema)

To make an awareness and understanding to our students about the Digitalisation of cinema, we conducted Digital Movie Festival between 07.09.2015 and 11.09.2015 with professionals from the industry giving informative speeches with whom the students had detailed interactions. The festival featured screening of selected movies that marked the development of digital cinema from 2002.

07.09.2015 - 1st day of DIGITAL MOVIE FESTIVAL

"TOOLS MAY CHANGE, BUT THE MEDIUM WILL GO ON TO GROW' - the theme based on which the DIGITAL MOVIE FESTIVAL has started with Sri.Narayan Kumar(Cinematographer) as the chief guest. The first day session itself became electrifying due to the informative and motivating presentation of Sri Narayan Kumar who made the entire morning session, an interaction one with the students.

The afternoon session featured the screening of "ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO". The first well known movie to be shot in 24frames per second in high definition digital video.

08.09.2015 - 2nd day of DIGITAL MOVIE FESTIVAL

The second day of digital movie festival picked up momentum as cinematographer W.PAUL GREGORY who is a former student of our institute, took the student on a emotional and detailed journey of Film era to Digital era, sharing his experiences.

The Phantom Menace - Star wars - Episode I (1999 - Digital Projection) was screened in the afternoon as the Movie of the day.

09.09.2015 - 3rd day of DIGITAL MOVIE FESTIVAL

Film era was full of planning. Most of the work was done during the shooting itself. But in today's digital era, most of the work is being done during the post production stage. Chief guest Mr.Yogesh (VFX and animation) explained the functioning of the Digital Intermediate process. He explained to the students that a different kind of planning is needed in today's film making.

The movie of the day featured screening of "O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU" - The first Digital Intermediate Movie.

10.09.2015 - 4th day of DIGITAL MOVIE FESTIVAL

Only few people can think of producing a movie in the Film Era. Now, digital technology has democratised cinema. But some says it has made many directors irresponsible. They just shoot a scene in so many shots and angles and dumb them on the editor's table. Is it true?.

Editor.S.Richard who is the chief guest of Digital Movie Festival answered this and many more questions as the students were demanding and exploring.

The movie of the day featured screening of BARAKA - the first 8k resolution movie(Docu) and SPIDERMAN - 2 which was the first 4k resolution movie.

11.09.2015 - 5th day of DIGITAL MOVIE FESTIVAL

Even before the end of films era, it is the audio department that became digital first. Keeping this in mind, as the ‘first’ is generally reminded and respected in the ‘end’, we had M.Saravana Kumar, Audiographer, who is also a student of our institute as the chief guest on the 5th and final day of Digital Movie Festival. As Saravana Kumar explained the journey of Digital Sound from Dolby digital to today’s Atmos and Auro 3d the students were truly enlightened.

The Digital Movie Festival was concluded with the screening of CHE – the first movie to be shot in Red one camera.


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